The Concerto For Comedian And Orchestra is a the debut orchestral work from comedian and composer Vikki Stone.
The piece has been in development for a year, and has already received support from the PRS Bliss Trust Composers Bursary, and has recently been awarded a grant by Arts Council England.
The first orchestra to play the work will be the Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra - a specialist music school, responsible for training some of the country’s finest young musicians and the school Vikki herself attended as a young flautist.
Vikki will workshop the piece for a week with the WCS Orchestra, with the first Work In Progress performance on the 20th May 2017. This performance of the Concerto For Comedian And Orchestra will be performed in the new state-of-the art concert hall in Wells, Cedars Hall.
It will be conducted by a hotly tipped young conductor Ben Glassberg, who is on the MA Conducting course at the Royal Academy Of Music, and the current assistant conductor at Glyndebourne.